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Inadequate Financial Savings Tied to Increased Childhood Health Risks

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The connection between a family’s income and childhood health has been well-established, with lower income linked to poorer health and a greater likelihood of more chronic conditions. Now a new study by UCLA researchers shows that the size of the...
28-Apr-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Higher Muscle Mass Associated with Lower Mortality Risk in People with Heart Disease

FINDINGS Researchers from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA found that cardiovascular disease patients who have high muscle mass and low fat mass have a lower mortality risk than those with other body compositions. The findings also...
21-Apr-2016 9:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Medicaid Expansion Significantly Boosts Insurance Coverage Among Low-Income Adults

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Researchers at UCLA have that found states that expanded Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act saw a significant increase in rates of health insurance among low-income adults compared with states that did not expand the program. The study,...
18-Apr-2016 9:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UCLA Scientists Unravel the Genetic Evolution of Zika Virus

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A new UCLA study suggests that the virus possesses the ability to mutate rapidly, allowing the current outbreak to spread swiftly around the world.
15-Apr-2016 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

UCLA Operation Mend Launches Mental Health Program for Wounded Veterans and Their Families

Veterans suffering from mild traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder — as well as their families — now have access to highly individualized, intensive treatment that draws on UCLA’s nationally recognized expertise in...
13-Apr-2016 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UCLA Research Suggests That Gut Bacteria Could Help Prevent Cancer

New research offers evidence that anti-inflammatory “health beneficial” gut bacteria can slow or stop the development of some types of cancer.
13-Apr-2016 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UCLA Medical and Engineering Experts Team Up to Improve Health Care

The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science have formed a new center whose mission is to improve the quality and reliability of new health care technologies, reduce the length and...
12-Apr-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

For Young People with Schizophrenia, Physical and Mental Exercises Offer Hope

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UCLA researchers found that workouts, in addition to brain games, appear to trigger a protein that restores connections between neurons in young people with schizophrenia.
6-Apr-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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When It's More Than Just an Ouch! What Parents Need to Know

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Dr. Lonnie Zeltzer, director of the director of the UCLA Pediatric Pain and Palliative Care Program, is a renowned expert on treating chronic pediatric pain. She and her husband, Dr. Paul Zeltzer, have a new book, "Pain in Children and Young Adults:...
26-Apr-2016 3:05 PM EDT

UCLA-Santa Monica ER Director Urges Parents to Take Precautions to Prevent Accidental Poisonings

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Many parents and grandparents lock away their cleaning supplies and other household chemicals, and are surprised to learn that prescription drugs are actually a leading cause of accidental poisoning in children. Dr. Wally Ghurabi, ER director at...
31-Mar-2016 1:05 PM EDT

Wine, Roses and a Walk on the Beach –Valentine’s Day Ideas for Those with Diabetes

If the person you love loves chocolate, grabbing a gift for Valentine’s Day is a breeze. But if the person you love has diabetes or prediabetes, you have to think outside the heart-shaped box, says Debora Nagata, R.N., diabetes educator at UCLA...
1-Feb-2016 3:05 PM EST

UCLA Depression Expert Available to Discuss New Depression Screening Recommendations

26-Jan-2016 1:05 PM EST

Kicking an Addiction? Replace It with Joy, UCLA Expert Advises in New Book

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A new workbook by a UCLA expert in recovering from alcoholism and drug addiction lays out an array of approaches, including one that emphasizes looking for enjoyment in all the right places.
12-Nov-2015 5:05 PM EST

Parents: 6 Tips for Protecting Your Child From Sports Concussions

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12-Aug-2014 3:00 PM EDT

UCLA Sports Concussion Expert Available to Talk About Calif. Bill AB 2127 Restricting Contact Drills for High School Football

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22-Jul-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Thomas Coates, Director of the UCLA Center for World Health, Available to Comment on World Wide Polio Threat

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9-May-2014 6:00 PM EDT

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